Tuesday, July 1, 2014

7/1 Project Life Altered Album for Fathers day, Traveler Stamp set and Typeset Designer Paper, Fast Fuse and Cotton Trim. How to alter your album.

Greetings Stampers!

I am so excited to tell you a little bit about project life today.  While some of you know all about it, others might just like to know... what's that?

It's very simple actually.  Life is crazy, making your scrapbooks shouldn't be.  Instead of spending hours on one scrapbook page, Project Life by Stampin' Up helps you get it done in quick order!  There are a variety of products including this album which I am going to show you how to alter.  I made this album for my hubby, to document our recent trip to the Caribbean.  He was so happy, he cried!  What I didn't tell him was that the whole thing, including altering the album took less than 3 hours from start to finish!  

So here's what the album comes like.  It doesnt come with page protectors, and for good reason!  For the 12 x 12 version of this album, there are 3 different types.  So you pick exactly the ones you want.  For this album I put together I ordered one album, 2 sets of page protectors, and the happiness is Project Life card collection and accessory packs.  Whew!  

So here's my album, it SCREAMED "Alter Me!!!" 

So, first i measured the open space on the front of my album.  I only wanted to cover the crumb cake colored side of my album.  Here's the measurements I got.  8 11/16 x 6 1/2, then I cut two pieces perfectly (for the inside) and two a little big so I could "wrap my book" nicely. 
 Next, I grabbed my fast fuse and got to work.  I added a rectangle of adhesive going all around the front cover, then smoothed my larger piece of DSP (designer paper) to the front of the book.
Once you get the designer paper glued in place, cut the corners at an angle like this!
Next, add some fast fuse to the edges of the card stock then put bend them in
Once you have it all stuck down tight, just add some fast fuse to the piece that is cut to size and it's good to go!  I just repeated the process with both sides of the cover.. Took maybe 10 minutes. 

The seam looked perfect and i didnt need to add anything else. but I decided that i wanted some ribbon down the front seam of my book.

Heres where the seam met in the front.  
Here's the front cover pages.


 And one happy girl that she had an AWESOME gift for daddy!
Simply put, Project Life by Stampin Up and Becky Higgins is meant to make your life easier.  Spend more time creating memories, and less time documenting them.  These albums are BEAUTIFUL and the way they help you quickly preserve your photos is well... priceless!  

Here's a photo of the finished album.

and a select number of pages... there were quite a few! 




Thanks for stopping by today!! 


Love,


Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
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7/1 Stampin' Up Creative Crew Bloom with Hope and Blendabilities Card, Multiple Medium Card

Hello Super Stampers!

I have wanted to share a video with you for quite some time on blendabilities.  They went live today and I'm LOVING playing with my sets!  They ARE FINALLY available for customer order in a few colors, and the demonstrators get to preorder the colors we couldn't get before!  woot!!

Here is the video, along with some snippits of the previous post here.  Thanks for coming back! 

 
Want the details on all the one's you can get?  Click here to check out my store.  or you can check out the pdf flier here.

Oh my gosh, and designer paper is on SALE!! Buy 3 get 1 free!  Woot!  here's the link for that

DONT FORGET to get a color lifter and a momento ink pad if you're getting the blendabilities.  They are so necessary for use with your markers, oh, and some whisper white paper if you don't have some.

I haven't done many videos, but i'll be doing a lot more in the coming months, so please stay tuned and subscribe to my channel!



CCREW0614CF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Catalog Focus: Use your favorite product in your favorite way! Make us fall in love with it too!


So the reason I wanted to make a video about this one is because of all the mediums I used on the one card.  None of the layers interact with each other, so there's a flawless pearl like finish on what I did.

1. Stamped the image using the new die based ink, called momento ink (will also be available when these beautiful, beautiful, markers are released. )

2. Used the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Blendabilities to shade my flower image.  Each of the colors, comes with 3 markers, so you get a light Razzleberry, a medium, and a rich dark color for each set.

3. I started with the darkest areas of my flower first, then added the medium, then went to the light.  It takes a little bit of self control not to color the whole thing in, so you get that super LUSH dark to light color that makes your eye look twice at it.

4. Next, I went backwards again from light to dark, so you could get that stark contrast in color.

5. With the blendabilities, there's a nifty little tool called the color lifter.  It magically lifts the colors i already laid down on my cardstock to add a highlight, or a light source to my colored image.  So it looks like this flower is sitting in the sun and my light source is coming from behind me on the left.  Do you see it?

6. Next, I colored the stem similar.. this time I went light to dark.  So far I have two mediums.. the momento Dye Based Ink, then the Alcohol Based Markers on top.  (did I mention they match my SU project perfectly and are designed to coordinate colors... Oh such joy.. Anyway...  On top of that, I grabbed my Pink Pirouette Water based Ink Pad and sponged some color over the top.  I did that by inking up my sponge using a circular motion, and then doing the same thing on my paper.  So that's 3 mediums of ink.  Next, I put the card together and added a spritz or two of shimmer spritz.  That made the card all super pearlized and sparkly.  To make my pearls Rich Razzleberry, You guessed it!  I colored them with the blendabilities, waited a second for them to dry and I transferred them to the top of my project. 

If you want your own set of blendabilites, you might consider the demonstrator opportunity.  Demonstrators always get the inside scoop from stampin up first, and have access to all preorder products.  In addition, this year, Stampin' Up is offering free convention registration to anyone who signs up.   That's a huge value!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share with you today.  My big box of goodies came yesterday, and I'll be playing after class this morning.  I'm sure to have more to share very soon!



Love,


Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

6/28 Stampin Up Updates and Blended Bloom Card Sample ~ Welcome to the team!

Hello Friends!

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for choosing me as your Stampin' Up demonstrator.  I am so very grateful for the opportunity to serve you.

I wanted to let you know about a few last minute deadlines and a few announcements I'm waiting for more information on. 
  1. $50 kit ends Monday!  Get yours today! (scroll down for more info on that).
  2. Designer Paper sale starts Tuesday, by 3 get one free. 
  3. Select colors of blendabilities markers will be available for customers to order July 1st.  The colors that are not available for customers, will be available to preorder for all demonstrators.  I have been waiting to show you all you can do with these.  I will be sending you more information on that in the coming weeks.   


Is crafting a big part of your life?
Would you like a discount on all your papercrafting supplies?
Or maybe you're looking for work?

There is room for everyone on my team!

I have sent FIVE of these pretty cards above today for the 5 new people who have joined my team since June 13th!  I have a few more of these sweet embossed cards ready to go when I welcome you to my team.  Here's the scoop!
 
For a limited time you can join Stampin Up! and my team for only $50!
It's an unbelievable value because you will get to pick $55 in product and receive 8 new catalogs and business supplies with your kit.  It's fully customizable and shipping is FREE!

This amazing opportunity will only last until THIS MONDAY June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing-stamping and crafting-and make a little money while you're at it!

When you join the Stampers with HeART team during this limited-time offer, you’ll receive: 
  • Access to the Stampers with Heart Team facebook community 
  • $55 worth of products ~ free shipping 
  • A 30% discount on your first order (order must be $150 or more and placed within your first 45 days)
  • A 20% discount on all your orders  
  • Free Paper Pumpkin Kit.
  • Everyone is welcome from hobby stampers to business builders.  There's a spot for everyone in my group.
  • Plus, a half-hour one on one monthly training call with me if you choose to take advantage.  I will help you with a business plan to reach your goals, whatever they may be.
  • Monthly in person meeting.  
Our team meetings are always amazing.  We swap cards, and hear from demonstrators and what they are working on in their stamp rooms!  At the July 13th meeting Colleen G will teach us about a cool new blendabilities technique, and we will hear from Eliana S, who will share a little bit about her stamping journey.  I love my team and I'm sure you will too! 

If you've got questions, feel free to give me a call at 978-423-9994 or if you're ready to go, here's the link to sign up!
Finally, a little bit about this card.  This was made with lost lagoon cardstock and marker, and white embossing powder.  I just embossed the image then colored selected areas with the marker.  it's a stunning effect and I like to color. :)


Thank you for stopping by today!


Love,


Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
Thank you for your orders with me  Shop here anytime!

Want a new job or just a discount on all your products?

Click here to join my team $50 sign up special ends June 30th!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

6/18 Stampin' Up Ornament Keepsake and Greetings of the Season, Merry Christmas, Blackberry Bliss and Satin Ribbon


Hello Friends!

Oh goodness, this new Blackberry Bliss Color has stolen my heart!  I have another pretty project using the Ornament Keepsake stamps and coordinating framelits for you today.  

I started out by embossing my quarter sheet of Black Berry Bliss Cardstock.  Don't blink I'm almost done!

I stamped the ornament and cut it with the framelits, then popped that up on dimensionals.  Tied the ribbon, and added the banner with the sentiment.  Stick it to the base and add a few pearls and you're done!

I put them on the "I" in Christmas and the center of the ornament. 
This card is so simple and will be perfect for the stamp a stack I have here on Friday night.

Want to make your own?  It's simple! If you live close you can sign up to take the class.   Click here to register.  Choose from two time slots 9AM and start time between 5 and 6:30.  Come on by after work and get them done early, so you can still enjoy a Friday night out!  :) 

Here's my supply clickable list.  

Just click through to see the full stamp set or product in my store:
Stamps: Christmas Messages Clear Mount, Greetings of the Season Stamp Set
Ink: Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad
Paper: Very Vanilla and Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
Accessories:  5/8" Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Self Adhesive Pearls, Holiday Ornament Framelit Dies (coordinates with the stamp set), Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder



For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! and my team for only $50!



This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you're at it!







When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll receive: 

  • Access to the Stampers with Heart Team facebook community 
  • $55 worth of products
  • A 30% discount on your first order (order must be $150 or more and placed within your first 45 days)A 20% discount on all your orders  
  • Free Paper Pumpkin KitFree entrance to our annual Convention* (must be registered by the 20th of June) 
  • Everyone is welcome from hobby stampers to business builders.  There's a spot for everyone in my group.
  • Half hour one on one monthly training call if you choose to take advantage.  I will help you with a plan to reach your goals, whatever they may be.
  • Monthly in person meeting (training is my passion)
Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Love,


Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
Thank you for your orders with me  Shop here anytime!

Want a new job or just a discount on all your products?

Click here to join my team $50 sign up special ends June 30th!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

6/17 Stampin' Up Ornament Keepsake & Christmas Messages, Deck the Halls, Lost Lagoon

Good Afternoon Stampers!

I am getting ready for my Christmas card class on Friday!  It's the last of a 3 class series.  In the class, friends will make 12 cards, 4 of each.  I have my eye on this amazing color combination.  How fun to pair the older stamp sets with the brand new colors.  makes them feel brand spankin new! 



Although these stamps are not in the current catalog, they are carried over until the middle of August. 

Here's my supply clickable list.  

Just click through to see the full stamp set or product in my store:
Stamps: Christmas Messages Clear Mount, Ornament Keepsakes Clear Mount Stamp Set
Ink: Lost Lagoon Ink Pad
Paper: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, and Lost Lagoon CardstockIn color paper stack Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  1/8" Silver Ribbon, Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Holiday Ornament Framelit Dies (coordinates with the stamp set), Scallop Border Punch

So this one is pretty simple.  They will stamp the sentiment from Christmas Messages in the Lost Lagoon Ink on the bottom left hand side of the smokey slate layer.  Next, stamp the ornament from the Ornament Keepsake Stamp Set and cut it out with the Big Shot using the Matching Framelits.  (so cool!)  and that's it.. This one goes together very quickly. 

In the class, all the pieces are border punched and all the bows are tied before my friends get here so you can just sit back and relax and have 12 cards done before July even comes!  I love that! 

Want to get in on the class?  Click here to register.  Choose from two time slots 9AM and start time between 5 and 6:30.  Come on by after work and get them done early, so you can still enjoy a Friday night out!  :) 


Love,


Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
Thank you for your orders with me  Shop here anytime!

Want a new job or just a discount on all your products?

Click here to join my team $50 sign up special ends June 30th!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

6/5 Stampin' Up Creative Crew Bloom with Hope and Blendabilities Card, Multiple Medium Card

Good Morning Friends!

I wanted SO BAD to make a video before posting this card.  It is for the Stampin' Up Creative Crew challenges over on split coast.  I'm out of time, and I need to post it, but at some point I'm going to show you how this card just rolls together.  It was so fun to make.


UPDATE** Here's the video! 


The Creative Crew Challenge?

CCREW0614CF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Catalog Focus: Use your favorite product in your favorite way! Make us fall in love with it too!
I haven't been showing my creations with blendabilites, really because I don't want to tease you!  They are HANDS DOWN my favorite thing in the new catalog.  Stampin' Up chose to put them in the new book so when they roll out in early August for customers so that demonstrators wouldn't need to bring extra sheets for almost a year to workshops when they do go live.  Demonstrators are allowed one set of markers in about 6 of the colors.. Oohh la la, are they fun to work with! 

So the reason I wanted to make a video about this one is because of all the mediums I used on the one card.  None of the layers interact with each other, so there's a flawless pearl like finish on what I did.

1. Stamped the image using the new die based ink, called momento ink (will also be available when these beautiful, beautiful, markers are released. )

2. Used the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Blendabilities to shade my flower image.  Each of the colors, comes with 3 markers, so you get a light Razzleberry, a medium, and a rich dark color for each set.

3. I started with the darkest areas of my flower first, then added the medium, then went to the light.  It takes a little bit of self control not to color the whole thing in, so you get that super LUSH dark to light color that makes your eye look twice at it.

4. Next, I went backwards again from light to dark, so you could get that stark contrast in color.

5. With the blendabilities, there's a nifty little tool called the color lifter.  It magically lifts the colors i already laid down on my cardstock to add a highlight, or a light source to my colored image.  So it looks like this flower is sitting in the sun and my light source is coming from behind me on the left.  Do you see it?

6. Next, I colored the stem similar.. this time I went light to dark.  So far I have two mediums.. the momento Dye Based Ink, then the Alcohol Based Markers on top.  (did I mention they match my SU project perfectly and are designed to coordinate colors... Oh such joy.. Anyway...  On top of that, I grabbed my Pink Pirouette Water based Ink Pad and sponged some color over the top.  I did that by inking up my sponge using a circular motion, and then doing the same thing on my paper.  So that's 3 mediums of ink.  Next, I put the card together and added a spritz or two of shimmer spritz.  That made the card all super pearlized and sparkly.  To make my pearls Rich Razzleberry, You guessed it!  I colored them with the blendabilities, waited a second for them to dry and I transferred them to the top of my project. 

So there you have it.. At some point I want to make a video to show you how fun they are to work with, but I ran out of time and had to show it for the Creative Crew.

If you want your own set of blendabilites, you might consider the demonstrator opportunity.  Demonstrators always get the inside scoop from stampin up first, and have access to all preorder products.  In addition, this year, Stampin' Up is offering free convention registration to anyone who signs up.   That's a huge value!!

Right now there is a special where you can sign up for only $50, and choose your favorite things up to $55.  and there's no extra shipping costs.  Then, you can get your blendabilities right away that way.  Plus in the first 45 days, you get one special order where you get 30% off instead of 20% to help you get started.  If you have a demonstrator and want to sign up under them, give them a call today!  If you'd like to join my team, you can click here to sign up or pop me an email at e.selene@verizon.net.  I offer a private facebook group for my team, monthly card swap opportunities (this was my swap card for last month), a one on one phone call monthly if you choose so that I can train you and help you with YOUR goals.

You tell me what you want to earn, and I help you get there.  So if your goal is getting your own discount, that's great!  If you want to start your own business and reach for the stars or anywhere in between, I can help with that too.  My Stampers with HeART team and I have lots of fun and some of us are spread out across the country, covering coast to coast.  There's a place for you in my group if you'd like.

Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share with you today.  My big box of goodies came yesterday, and I'll be playing after class this morning.  I'm sure to have more to share very soon!



Love,


Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
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Click here to join my team




Wednesday, June 4, 2014

6/4 Gratitude Jar, MDS

Good Afternoon!

I have a few minutes here so I thought I'd share another project with you.. That's two in one day! Gasp!

This jar didn't take me too long to make today, but it's been in my studio since JANUARY earmarked for this project.  Guess I was just waiting for stampin up to come out with a 2" circle punch, which I received today!  

I typed up the "count your blessings" in My Digital studio and printed it on shimmer white paper.  It fit the brand new punch that arrived this morning, via Mr Brown with a big red sticker (for overnight delivery).  I couldn't wait to get my new goodies.  I have two stamping events left this week, and I want to make some samples!!

This is a very special project that I stamped for my best friend, to let her know how much I think about her.  I completed it with the first slip of paper for her jar with my gratitude for her friendship.  The idea behind a gratitude jar is, you write what you are thankful for and stick the papers inside the jar.

Then, when you're having a bad day, you can take all the slips out and remember what matters most.  I love that.  This one is a gift, but i'll be making a replica to sit in my studio so I can write all the things I am grateful for too, like YOU. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!





Love,


Selene Kempton
Stampin' Up! Creative Coach
Thank you for your orders with me  Shop here anytime!